SBWC: 10-Minute Pitch Sessions with Agents

SwirlSBWC 2016: June 5-10, Hyatt Santa Barbara Dear Writers,

Agents get hundreds of written proposals and query letters on a daily basis. Most go straight to the bottom of the pile. A face-to-face conversation with an agent might help your project get better attention.

You're in luckEven though the Advanced Submission deadline has passed, it's not too late to meet with an agent or editor. Sign up for our new 10-minute pitch sessions here. No manuscript needed. 

This is speed dating for writers. Plan ahead what you want to say so that you put forth an image that reflects the quality of your project.How it works:

  • Subject to availability of time slots, you may sign up to pitch your idea to as many agents or editors as you choose. Once you are a registered attendee of the conference, you may pick agents from the list below and use our secure online registration to sign up for a 10-minute pitch session. There is no manuscript involved.
  • Please make your selections carefully. Once purchased there will be no changes or refunds given for any reason, so please consider your choices carefully.
  • Your schedule of pitch sessions will be given to you along with your SBWC conference badge when you check-in at registration on June 5.

Pitch Session Fees:

The cost for each 10-minute pitch session is $25 dollars. There is no manuscript involved, but you may bring a 1-page query letter or synopsis that you could leave with the agent upon the agent’s request.

We have ten participating agents/editors who represent a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction and memoir. 

Find out more about our confirmed agents/editors by clicking on their names below:  Corinna Barsan —Senior Editor, Grove Atlantic Paul Fedorko— N.S. Bienstock, Inc. Lucas Hunt — Orchard Literary Jennifer March Soloway —Andrea Brown Literary Agency Toni Lopopolo — Toni Lopopolo Literary Management Jill Marr — Sandra Djikstra Agency Angela Rinaldi — The Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency Erin L. Cox—Rob Weisbach Creative Management Annie Hwang —Folio Literary Management Eric Myers —Dystel and Goderich Literary Management

If you haven't already registered, sign up at

We hope you’ll join us for another amazing and inspirational year.

Our 44th Year!


"A most stimulating time—a glorious week!" — Eudora Welty

"The best in the nation." — James A. Michener

"An important and wonderful week." — Elmore Leonard

"SBWC offers aspiring talents opportunities to have their work seen by professionals who can help them reach publication." — Los Angeles Times

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10-minute pitch sessions will be available up until Agents Day, June 7 or when all slots are filled.    Write On! Grace Rachow and Erin Munsch